Change won't happen without you.
Volunteers are needed every day in our community and you can help! There's no one cause for the issues we face — and no single solution. But, when we LIVE UNITED, we can make a real difference. So whether you join the 3,000 volunteers who took part in last year’s Days of Caring, or lend a hand through one of our local programs, you help us act as one to take on the problems facing our community.
OTHER LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
READING TUTORS NEEDED
If you have an hour or two a week, you can help a child struggling to read … to succeed! Programs are held at Cleveland and Euclid elementary schools. Get the details.
Business Volunteers Unlimited serves as the community's clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities that address such issues as homelessness, the environment, crisis support, youth and families, people living with disabilities, seniors and more. Find volunteer opportunities now.
Greater Cleveland Volunteers recruits, places and supports volunteers age 18 and older to help at a variety of local nonprofit organizations. Greater Cleveland Volunteers also manages the Cleveland chapters of the national RSVP and the Experience Corps program. Visit their website to see how you can get involved.
- VOLUNTEER WITH OTHER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Choose one of the United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Young Leaders activities, part of Engage! Cleveland's Young Professionals Week, May 31 - June 7. There are two options on June 6: Community Service Event: Beautification in the Bellaire-Puritas Neighborhood (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.), and Community Service Event: Summer Reading Kick-Off at Cleveland Public Library Branches (10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.). Both events are free so recruit your friends and sign up today! Sign-up for the Beautification at Bellaire-Puritas or Summer Reading Kick-off volunteer opportunities and everyone who completes the project will receive two Cleveland Indians tickets.
VOLUNTEER WITH A GROUP THROUGH DAYS OF CARING
The United Way Days of Caring program is at the heart of connecting volunteers to local nonprofit organizations. This is your opportunity to join thousands of volunteers who complete much-needed projects at United Way partner agencies throughout the year. Utilizing its relationship with its partner agencies, United Way matches individual and volunteer groups with projects that fit their skills and interests.
Meet some of the local people who partner with United Way of Greater Cleveland to make change happen.
Aaron Henderson, Director of Loss Prevention for Penske Logistics, said volunteering provides an opportunity to magnify the impact of dollar donations.
“We’ve always been involved with the United Way campaign, but wanted to look for more ways to be active, so we started working with the Boys and Girls Club. It’s more than financial support; many of us are pretty fortunate in our lives to have stable families, but that is not the story for everyone. Some kids don’t have an easy life and it’s important they know there are people who support them, who will spend time with them. With older kids, it’s about interaction on career and school advice, helping with homework. It’s about so much more than the checkbook. It’s helping with meals, cleaning up areas, finding a niche. It can be hard because everyone is busy, but those who volunteer always come back and say how rewarding it is, and ask to be involved again.”